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Champagne Problems Cocktail

The Champagne Problems Cocktail stands out for its blend of citrus zing and floral sweetness, perfectly balanced with the bubbly lift of champagne. It’s a go-to for celebrations or when you’re in the mood for something refreshingly sophisticated. The simplicity of gin, lemon, and grapefruit juices, combined with the unique touch of lavender simple syrup, makes this cocktail a personal favorite. If you’re looking for something special, give this recipe a try. It will make you realize that crafting cocktails is more than just mixing drinks, it’s about creating moments.

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Champagne Problems Cocktail

Champagne Problems Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Keyword: taylor swift cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
This cocktail, inspired by Taylor Swift, blends the effervescence of champagne with the tang of citrus and the floral notes of lavender. Perfect for celebrations or just a touch of everyday luxury, here’s how to make the Champagne Problems Cocktail.


  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz lavender simple syrup
  • Champagne fill your glass, you can use an affordable champagne brand
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Lemon wheel for garnish


Prepare the Lavender Simple Syrup:

  • If you don’t have lavender simple syrup, it’s easy to make. Just combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 2 tbsp dried lavender in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer until the sugar dissolves.
  • Let it cool, then strain out the lavender.
  • Store in a clean bottle in the refrigerator.

Mix the Cocktail:

  • In a shaker filled with ice, combine the lemon juice, gin, grapefruit juice, and lavender simple syrup.
  • Shake well until the mixture is well chilled, about 15 seconds.
  • Prepare Your Glass: Fill a champagne flute or a tall glass with ice (optional, for a colder drink).
  • Combine:
  • Strain the mixture from the shaker into your prepared glass.
  • Top off with champagne, gently pouring it to fill the glass. The champagne will mix with the other ingredients as you pour, creating a beautiful layering effect.
  • Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim of the glass or float it on top.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the harmonious blend of flavors.
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Champagne Problems Cocktail
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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